LINDBERGH RETURNS SOME AIR MAIL COVERS — THAT WERE SENT TO HIM EARLIER IN 1932, THE YEAR OF THE LINDBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-74). American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner; the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “C.A. Lindbergh”, on his imprinted Charles A. Lindbergh, 39 Broadway stationery. One page, small quarto. New York, November 18, 1932. Excellent condition.
HOUDINI SIGNS A SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS MEMBERSHIP CARD IN 1923
HOUDINI, HARRY. (1874-1926) Legendary Hungarian-American magician, escapologist, showman, film producer and actor. Partly-printed multi-color ‘’The Society of American Magicians’’ membership card Signed: “Harry Houdini,” as president of the society. Membership card is for Earl DeForrest, member #989.
JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN: “I WISH YOU TO ACCEPT FROM ME THE WORK…TAKEN FROM THE ROMAN CATACOMBS’’.
NEWMAN, JOHN HENRY CARDINAL. (1801-1890). English clergyman, who was leader of the Oxford movement, and Cardinal after his conversion to the Roman Catholic church. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John H. Card. Newman”. One full page, octavo. Birmingham, England, February 18, 1886. Very fine condition.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE — AS COMMANDER GENERAL OF THE ARMY OF THE INTERIOR, APPOINTS A LIEUTENANT IN THE LEGION OF POLICE
BONAPARTE, NAPOLEON (1769-1821). French military and political leader. A choice and very displayable Partially-printed Document Signed, “Bonaparte,” on Republic Francais letterhead. One full page, quarto. Paris, 4th year of the Republic .
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: “WITH REGARD TO THE FEMALE NURSING SERVICE FOR MILITARY HOSPITALS…WE DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR SITUATIONS FOR LADIES; WE TRAIN THEM FOR SITUATIONS.” — “WE DESIRE TO FIND LADIES TO BE TRAINED AS HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENTS FOR WHOM THERE IS AN EVER INCREASING DEMAND, WITH GOOD SALARIES, FOR HOSPITALS BOTH AT HOME, IN THE COLONIES, AND IN INDIA. THE DEMAND IS, IN FACT, FAR BEYOND OUR POWER OF SUPPLY.”
NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer, humanitarian and founder of modern nursing. Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed “Florence Nightingale” on imprinted 35 South Street, Park Lane, W. stationary. Four very full pages, octavo. London, Feb. 16, 1867.
RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL, WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS
HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Very fine condition.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — “YOURS FOR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS” — “THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THE QUESTION OF WOMAN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT…MAY BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PROMINENT ISSUES OF THE DAY.” — THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION SEEKS FUNDS TO OPEN THEIR OWN PRESS OFFICE
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Typed Letter [mimeographed body text] Signed “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, as President of the Association. One full page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., December 25, 1897.